It’s Christmas eve in every hockey fan’s home as the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs are set to begin Wednesday. Here in Vancouver, we just want a Cup. Vancouver Canucks have a lot to be excited about going into their first round matchup with the Los Angeles Kings but in Game 1, one of our Canucks insiders Josh Hall tells us it’s especially key to set the tone early…or else. Roberto Luongo your under the microscope.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges tells us what the Sedins have to do to lead the Vancouver Canucks to the 2012 NHL promised land. Yes that’s right. Hoisting the Stanley Cup. Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin took a lot of crap in last year’s playoffs for naught. They were whiners, divers, chokers, weak, sisters, etc etc. They can right the ship in 2012. Let’s get it done.
The right things need to happen for the Vancouver Canucks to beat the Los Angeles Kings in round 1 of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Kings will not be push-overs but by all means, Vancouver should take this one. Josh Hall, one of our Vancouver Canucks insiders weighs in with his 5 keys to winning this series for the Canucks.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks hockey gambling blogger Dave B is back with his 2012 NHL Playoff 7 game series previews – predictions, and betting lines for the #8 Los Angeles Kings vs. #1 Vancouver Canucks. The 7 game series opens on Wednesday night. Dave analyzes the odds and gives a free Series prediction for the 2012 first round. Chris Higgins, Max Lapierre, Jannik Hansen and David Booth will be keys in this series.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Monday night over the LA Kings. Daniel Sedin was a great piece on the powerplay until he got hurt. Now, the Canucks best offensive weapon has been neutered. (Henrik Sedin) Manny Malhotra’s goal stood up as the winner thanks to Roberto Luongo posting his fourth shutout of the season.
Did you miss the Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks Monday night? Roberto Luongo made a handful of saves inside of 10 seconds to go in the third to give him 38 on the night and a tight 1-0 win over the Kings at Rogers Arena. Manny Malhotra scored a rare fourth-line goal 3:05 into the game, and Luongo made it stand up.
Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the LA Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks Monday night matchup. The Canucks are -119 road favorites. The over/under is 5. Dave likes the road team in this one. It is extremely difficult to imagine anything other than a win for Vancouver against a Colorado team that they have absolutely owned the last few seasons. Henrik Sedin, Alex Burrows and Mason Raymond will pace Van-City.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 76 matchup between the L.A. Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks played another tight-checking playoff style game against the Kings on Monday. Manny Malhotra opened the scoring for the Canucks only three minutes into the first period on Monday, ripping a wrist shot over the shoulder of Jonathan Quick.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall tells you what to for when our boys in blue and green take on the LA Kings Monday night. With Daniel Sedin out, can brother Henrik Sedin turn on the jets? How will Roberto Luongo look as he continues to heat up towards the playoffs? What will Anze Kopitar have to say about the suddenly surging Canucks as they try to secure a playoff spot in the West?
NWSB Managing Editor “Q” tells us this week in the NHL four or five days ago ESPN first broke the story about LA Kings forward Dustin Penner and his now famous PANCAKE injury. Alledgedly Penner and his weak back went out while “eating” pancakes. Moral of the story…He needs to stretch more come summer time I think. Were Canucks fans insensitive?
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 47 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings. The Canucks came up just short in a shootout where Luongo was just outdueled. Ryan Kesler seemed frustrated while the Canucks played like they felt the same way. Robert Luongo kept this game from being an 8 goal blowout with a 1st star performance.
Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks Tuesday matchup. The Canucks are -181 home favorites. The Vancouver Canucks have a knack of following up a brutal performance with a very good one The over/under is set at 5. Under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Vancouver. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin have been averaging over a point per game.